All About Rusty
As a post-9/11 combat veteran, I have experienced firsthand how fly fishing literally saved my life, and became an outlet and source of peace after my military experience. Since 2012, my work at the US Army Outdoor Recreation in Germany allowed me to express my gratitude by sharing this with active duty members all over Europe. I started fly tying lessons for PTSD groups at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in 2014 and taking soldiers out to do conservation work on local streams. I also got to introduce the sport to soldiers while being a facilitator for Wounded Warrior Project’s Odyssey program.